In Baltimore CityPolice identify teen who died in off-road...

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June 22, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Police identify teen who died in off-road motorbike accident

Police identified Brandon Joshua Byrd, 17, yesterday as the youth who was killed Saturday in an off-road motorbike accident in southern Baltimore.

Officer Raymond Howard of the traffic investigation section said Byrd of the 900 block of Jack St. in Brooklyn was operating his 1999 Kawasaki motorbike in the 4200 block of Thayer Court about 1: 30 p.m. when his clothing became entangled in the bike's mechanism, causing it to tip and drag him at least 80 feet.

Howard said Byrd was driving the bike unlawfully on a public street. He said it could not have been registered because it lacked a headlight, rear lights and brake lights. He said driver error contributed to the accident.

Slumber party at zoo Friday to mark arrival of summer

A camp-out slumber party to celebrate the arrival of summer will be held at the Baltimore Zoo from 6 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday.

The annual event -- known as "Roar & Snore" -- includes animal exhibits, campfire sing-alongs and educational zoo programs. Campers are encouraged to bring warm clothes, a tent, sleeping bag, flashlight and toothbrush. The zoo will provide dinner, a midnight snack and a light breakfast.

Information: Andrea J. Keller, 410-396-6620.

Unknown assailant kills city man during argument

Police said yesterday a man was fatally shot during an argument with an unknown assailant Sunday night in Southeast Baltimore.

Detective Raymond W. Laslett Jr. said Wayne Burton, 21, of the 600 block of N. Ellwood Ave. was arguing with a man who pulled a handgun and shot him several times about 10 p.m. in the 600 block of N. Robinson St. Burton was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In Baltimore County

7,000 students attended alcohol-free prom parties

TOWSON -- After their recent proms, about 7,000 Baltimore County high school students attended alcohol- and drug-free parties at bowling alleys, movie theaters and fitness centers, county officials said.

The 30 parties stressed sobriety, said Michael M. Gimbel, director of the Baltimore County Department of Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse. Many of the parties were organized by parents.

"There were no reports of injuries, arrests or expulsions at any of the 30 after-prom parties," Gimbel said. Baltimore County has the largest post-prom party program in the state, he said. Information: 410-887-3828.

College Manor schedules concert, fireworks display

LUTHERVILLE -- The College Manor assisted-living facility will hold a concert and fireworks display at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Antique and modern trucks from Lutherville Volunteer Fire Department will be displayed, and Elmo the Clown will provide entertainment for children. The big-band sounds of Mood Swings will start at 6 p.m.

The event is open to the public. College Manor is at 300 W. Seminary Ave.

County Humane Society to offer volunteer training

REISTERSTOWN -- People interested in volunteering at the Humane Society of Baltimore County can attend an orientation session Saturday.

The 90-minute orientation will begin at 1 p.m. at the Humane Society's Windswept Building. It will include a tour of the building, an explanation of volunteer opportunities and a description of the Humane Society's work.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Tasks will include walking dogs, grooming cats and feeding animals. The Humane Society is at 1601 Nicodemus Road.

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